There’s nothing better than receiving a sweet, handmade card on a special occasion. Just seeing the effort and creativity used makes it better than any store-bought gift!
So, if your little ones love arts and crafts, why not introduce them to the world of card-making? Our card crafts for kids are not only fun but also a great way to boost their creativity and foster a love for DIY projects.
Each craft on this list includes step-by-step instructions and uses simple materials. Plus, our free printable templates make it even easier to get started!
Here at Simple Everyday Mom, we love seeing kids express themselves through art! No matter the occasion, these card crafts are the perfect way to show they care.
Homemade Card Ideas
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There’s no need to take a trip to the end of the rainbow! Our pot of gold card craft is the perfect way to kick off your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Just print off the template, cut out each piece, and have your child assemble the card. It’s that easy!
Is there anything more cheerful than a happy little rainbow? This rainbow card craft would make a great gift for St. Paddy’s Day or whenever you want to spread some love and positivity. It also offers a great learning opportunity for little kids to practice their colors!
Make this Independence Day one to remember with our simple flag card craft. We’ve included two template options so kids can color in their cards or use colored cardstock for a more vibrant look. Either way, they’ll love showing off their patriotic spirit.
This Earth Day card is not only cute, but it’s also a great reminder to take care of our planet! Include this craft in your Earth Day celebrations and use it to teach your child about the world around us. They can even come up with their own eco-friendly tips to write on the card!
Dinosaurs never go out of style, and this handprint dinosaur card craft will forever be a favorite! Your little dino-loving kid will think it’s roar-some to see their handprint transformed into a Triceratops. This craft is perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because!
Our unicorn card craft is pure magic! With their flowing manes and bright colors, it doesn’t get more whimsical than unicorns. The free template and simple craft supplies make this craft a breeze to put together.
May the force be with you! This Yoda card craft is perfect for any little Star Wars fan. As they assemble their card, they’ll practice important fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The end result is a wise and loveable Yoda that they can gift to anyone they want!
Mother’s Day Card Ideas
There’s no need to walk the plank to find the perfect gift for Mom! Our pirate Mother’s Day card craft includes a printable template and easy-to-follow instructions for your kids. Your little buccaneer will have a blast making this cute and creative card for their favorite matey!
Do you have a little shark fin-atic at home? This shark Mother’s Day card craft is easy for them to make and give to Mom on her special day. With a few simple materials, your child can create a one-of-a-kind card that’s sure to put a smile on Mom’s face.
Calling all Disney fans! If your child loves all things magical, they’ll love making this Mickey Mouse Mother’s Day card. With a cute and easy design, it’s the perfect craft for little hands to create. They’ll also work their fine motor skills while sticking on Mickey’s sweet flower crown!
Our cat Mother’s Day card craft is the purr-fect way for your child to show their love for Mom. They can choose any color card for their cat’s fur and add a sweet message inside to make it extra special.
Show Mom your love reaches the stars with an alien Mother’s Day card craft! This fun and easy activity is perfect for kids of all ages. Kids will have a blast (off!) creating their own alien spaceship and personalizing it with a heartfelt message for their Mom.
Let the Mother figure in your life how much you appreciate them with this guinea pig Mother’s Day craft. It’s cute, it’s easy, and it’s the perfect card for any animal-loving Mom! And don’t worry; our free printable template makes this craft a breeze for kids to create.
Celebrate your llama mama this holiday with our llama Mother’s Day card craft! With its adorable and silly design, it’s sure to make Mom laugh. Add some pom poms, sequins, or glitter to really make it pop!
Moms love receiving handmade gifts from their little ones, and this handprint cactus Mother’s Day card ticks all the boxes. Not only is it adorable and easy to make, but it’ll also be a reminder of how little their child’s hands are! Nothing says ‘I’m stuck on you, Mom!’ more than a cute cactus-themed card.
Flutter your way into Mom’s heart with this butterfly card craft this Mother’s Day. Little kids will have the best time choosing which colors to use and gluing on the googly eyes. This card craft is perfect for pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary-aged kids!
This flower handprint card craft is another great option for little kids to make for Mother’s Day. It’s simple, colorful, and sentimental – everything a Mom would want in a card! This would also be a cute springtime art project for a classroom or daycare setting.
Fathers Day Card Ideas
Show Dad just how much you appreciate him with this cute robot Father’s Day card craft. Because what Dad doesn’t love robots?! This easy-to-make card is great for young kids and can be customized with Dad’s favorite colors.
Is the Father figure in your life more of a suit-and-tie kind of guy? Then this 3D Father’s Day card is the perfect choice! With some construction paper, scissors, and glue, kids can create a suave and stylish card – ideal for the dapper Dad.
This Father’s Day tie card craft is so cute and simple! Kiddos can decorate the tie however they want, making it a personalized and special gift for Dad. Will they make it striped, polka dot, or covered in a funny pattern? The possibilities are endless!
For a turte-ly awesome Dad, have your little one make this turtle Father’s Day card and fill it with a sweet message inside. All you need is our free template, some colorful paper, and other simple supplies. Dad will appreciate the thought and effort put into this adorable card!
What’s roar-some and perfect for a dinosaur-loving Dad? This dinosaur Father’s Day card craft, of course! Your kids are going to love how this one turns out. Don’t forget to add a cute pun or message inside, like “You’re dino-mite, Dad!”
Our lion card craft is totally roar-some and will make Dad feel like the king of the jungle on Father’s Day! Kids will have the best time putting together this card just for Dad. Just print out the free template and follow the simple instructions for a purr-fectly fun activity!
Trace and cut out your child’s handprint to create this sweet handprint minion card craft. Dad will love how personalized and unique this card is, and it’s a great way to capture your child’s handprint at this age. Plus, who doesn’t love those goofy minions?
Is the Father figure in your kid’s life crazy about baseball? Our handprint baseball card is the perfect way to show Dad how much he’s loved and appreciated on Father’s Day. It’s simple, cute, and sure to make any baseball fan smile!
Valentine Card Crafts
Our Valentine crayon card craft is just too cute for words! Just like a real crayon, your kids can make this card in any color of the rainbow they want. Putting a smile on someone’s face has never been so colorful!
This giraffe Valentine card craft will have your kids reaching new heights of creativity! We used pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day, but your kids can mix it up with any color scheme they like. This is the perfect card for your kids to give to friends or classmates.
Slow down and take a moment to enjoy the simple things in life with our turtle Valentine card craft. Little ones will love creating this adorable turtle, and you’ll love that they’re practicing their cutting and gluing skills while doing it. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Does your kiddo love unicorns? If so, get ready for them to fall in love with this unicorn Valentine card craft. This magical card will spread love and sparkles to everyone who receives it! And with minimal supplies needed, it’s an easy craft for busy parents or teachers.
Give this Pikachu Valentine card craft to someone special and let them know ‘I choose you’! This one is great for kids who love all things Pokemon. We’ve included a free printable template, so don’t worry about catching Pikachu in action – just print and let the crafting fun begin!
Kids will go bananas for this cute Minion Valentine card craft. Whether they craft it for their best buddy or grandparents, it’s sure to make them smile. And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone if you’re humming the ‘Minions Banana Song’ while making this fun card with your kids!
Llamas are some of the coolest animals around, so your little loves will adore making this cute llama Valentine card craft. Use colorful paper and add some pom-poms for a super cute and unique touch. Who wouldn’t want to receive this adorable llama love note?
Easter Card Crafts
This springtime, add in some festive cheer with this adorable handprint bunny card. Your kids will have the best time using their handprints to create a cute little bunny card. It’s a great craft to get your kids excited about the arrival of the real Easter Bunny!
Cheep, cheep, what’s crackin’! Our fun chick card craft is a must-do this Easter. This bright and colorful card features a sweet little hatching chick and will brighten anyone’s day. With just a few supplies, your kids can create this fun and easy craft to give to friends and family.
Are you looking for a simple Easter activity for the classroom or home? Our Easter bunny card is exactly what you need. Your little ones can practice their fine motor skills while creating this adorable bunny card and have a ton of fun while doing it!
For something a little silly but oh-so-cute, try making our Easter card craft! Complete with a pom pom tail, your kids will have a blast making this card and giving it to someone special.
There’s something extra special about receiving a homemade card, especially on a holiday like Easter. So break out the craft supplies and get your kids busy with this handprint Easter card craft! It’s a simple craft that will leave a big impression on whoever receives it.
Your kids can add an extra special craft to their Easter basket this year with our chick card craft. Nothing says spring quite like a cute little chick, and this card is the perfect way to celebrate!
Halloween Card Ideas
Our Frankenstein card craft is perfect for Halloween! Your little monsters will have the best time bringing Frankenstein to life in card form. Will their message inside be spooky or cute? Download our free craft template and find out!
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween without the scares? Our witch card craft will cast a spell on anyone who receives it! Your kids will love creating this whimsical witch and choosing what color hair and hat she should have.
For a traditional symbol of Halloween, try this bat card craft. It’s perfect for younger kids who may not be ready for the spooky side of Halloween yet. This card would also be a great addition to a learning unit on bats!
This mummy card craft is adorable, with just the right amount of scary! Your kids can get creative with how they decorate their mummy and add some personal touches to it. It’s a fun way to spread Halloween cheer to family and friends.
Your little goblins and ghouls will love making our zombie card craft this Halloween! The template includes a color, cut, and paste option for those who prefer to color their own zombie. Or, you can print the shapes onto colored paper for a quick and easy craft!
Christmas Card Crafts
Deck the halls and get to crafting with our festive stocking card craft! The fun and simple design can be customized with different colors and glitter glue. This would also be a great card to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve!
There’s no need to run, run as fast as you can to find a perfect Christmas card. Our adorable gingerbread man card craft is the sweetest way to spread holiday cheer! If they want, your kiddos can decorate their gingerbread man with pom poms, beads, and more.
Our nutcracker card craft may just be the coolest card on the block this holiday season. Your kids can cut and paste the shapes to create this special nutcracker design. It’s a great way to introduce them to the classic Christmas tale!
If you want to grow your heart three sizes this Christmas, make our Grinch card craft! It’s the best option for kids who love the classic Dr. Seuss story. Because, after all, “maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.”
This Christmas tree card craft is great for any creative kids who want to add a special touch to their holiday cards. With just some construction paper, scissors, and glue, they can create a one-of-a-kind design that’s sure to spread joy.
Kids love all things silly, and our elf on the shelf card is no exception! This fun and quirky card is for kids who love the mischievous elf that visits during the holiday season. Who doesn’t love a bit of humor during the most wonderful time of the year?
When it comes to Christmas cards, sometimes simple is best. That’s why we love this snowman card craft! With just a few supplies and some creativity, your kids can make a cute and classic snowman design to get into the holiday spirit.
Kids can show off their love for Santa with our adorable Santa handprint card. Younger kids might need help tracing their hands, but it’s worth it to see their faces light up when they see their finished creations. Add some string or ribbon to make it a keepsake ornament for the tree!
Where would Santa be without his trusty elves? This elf Christmas card captures the magic of Santa’s elves with its fun design. This card will surely get your kiddos on the nice list and is perfect for sending to family and friends.
Animal Card Crafts
This owl card craft for kids is a hoot! Little ones can spread their wings and get creative with this adorable card. They’ll love leaving a special message on the owl for their loved ones!
Koalas have to be one of the cutest animals out there. Share the love with our koala card craft for kids – it’s perfect for animal lovers of all ages! They’ll get to practice their cutting and gluing skills while making the sweet koala design.
Are your kids buzzing with energy and creativity? Our bee card craft for kids is just what they need to keep busy and spread some love. Once complete, they can buzz around, delivering their special cards to friends and family!
For a baa-rilliant activity, our sheep card craft is too cute to resist! The free template includes everything you need to make these fluffy friends, but kids can add some extras and make them truly unique. Cotton wool and googly eyes would send these cards over the edge!
Our handprint flamingo card is not only fabulous but also a fun way to capture your child’s handprint! This craft is perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day, or any time you want to make someone smile.
Winter animals offer endless inspiration for crafts. Our arctic puffin card craft will introduce your kids to this lesser-known but adorable bird. They’ll have so much fun assembling their card, and it’s perfect for sending warm winter wishes!
Brr-ing the fun of winter to your crafting with our penguin card craft! This simple craft is great for little ones to make on their own, and it’s a good opportunity to talk about these adorable arctic birds. Personalize each one with different colors and make a whole penguin family!